Property, Family and the Irish Welfare State

Authors: Michelle, Norris

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  • Presents the relationship between property, family and welfare in Ireland
  • Analyses the development of Irish welfare state in terms of the crucial role of property
  • Puts forward a case for a new category of asset-based welfare states
  • Presents detailed historical, case study and statistical data across 150 years of Irish history
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This book examines the long-term development of the Irish welfare state since the late nineteenth century. It contests the consensus view that Ireland, like other Anglophone countries, has historically operated a liberal welfare regime which forces households to rely mainly on the market to maintain their standard of living. Drawing on case studies and key statistical data, this book argues that the Irish welfare state developed differently from most other Western European countries until recent decades. 

Norris's original line of argument makes the case that Ireland’s regime was distinctive in terms of both focus and purpose in that Ireland’s welfare state was shaped by the power of small farmers and moral teaching and intended to support a rural, agrarian and familist social order rather than an urban working class and industrialised economy. A well-researched and methodical study, this book will be of great interest to scholars of social policy, sociology and Irish history.


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Michelle Norris is Associate Professor in the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, University College, Dublin, Ireland.

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“This book provides a unique and previously unexamined insight into the development of the Irish welfare system – and offers a new alternative to traditional welfare typologies. … It is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the contemporary Irish housing sector and the paths that brought it there.” (Anna Carnegie, International Journal of Housing Policy, Vol. 18 (4), December, 2018)​

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Property, Family and the Irish Welfare State
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44567-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44567-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44566-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83081-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 279
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations
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